Canon delivered a firmware update that significantly improved AF, especially EYE-AF on the Canon EOS R. So, how does it compare?
Canon Korea posted a neat and short video about their f/2.8 holy trinity of lenses ( Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS, RF 24-70mm F/2.8 IS and RF 70-200mm F/2.8 IS).
The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens is not going to have an internal zoom mechanism. Announcement of the RF 70-200mm F/2.8 IS is expected soon.
Canon might soon announce the long awaited RF 85mm F/1.2 DS (DS = Defocus Smoothing) and RF 70-200 F/2.8L IS lenses. We are pretty confident that both lenses might be announced within the next weeks. Both lenses are for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.
The full list of unreleased Canon gear that leaked through certification authorities:
- RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS
- RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
- ET-83F (W III) lens hood
- DM-E100 Stereo microphone
- HG100-TBR tripod grip
Canon EOS R at a glance:
- 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 8 Image Processor
- UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
- 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
- Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
- Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW
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- Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
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- Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
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It seems the announcement of the next Canon EOS R model, i.e. the anticipated high resolution EOS R, will happen in 2020.
In the past our sources always suggested Canon might announce the high megapixel Canon EOS R (all rumors) toward the end of 2019. We have now reasons to believe the announcement will happen within the first half of 2020, maybe already in the first quarter of the year.
There are tow main photo events to look out in 2020. One is CP+, scheduled for the end of February 2020, the other is Photokina, happening in May 2020. Latest rumor suggests Canon might have an important announcement scheduled for February 11, 2020 (which happens to be before the start of CP+).
Both the high megapixel Canon EOS R (all rumors) and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (all rumors) can be expected to be announced in the weeks between February and May 2020, in any case before the Summer Olympics.
And what about the Canon EOS R for astrophotography that leaked recently? It’s not clear when Canon is set to announce it. But given that the leaflet and other informations already leaked it can’t be too far away. Expect more information soon.
What else to expect? There still is the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS we are waiting for. It’s safe to assume this lens will be announced in 2019, most likely within a month. 2020 will also see a bunch of new Canon RF lenses.
Source: Canon Rumors
Canon released Canon EOS R firmware update ver. 1.4.0.
The Canon EOS R firmware update 1.4.0 brings the following new features and fixes:
- Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
- Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
- Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting.
- Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.
Canon Mexico seems to be the first site to put the firmware update online.
Canon EOS R:
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